feature photo by Julieta Cervante Book of Mormon, a humorous look at Mormon beliefs (and the importance of love and community), is returning to Philadelphia! This incredibly funny musical comes from Trey Parker and Matt Stone of TV’s South Park fame, along with co-creator Robert Lopez (Avenue Q, Frozen) and director/choreographer Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Mean Girls, The Prom). This must-see show is Broadway gold, winning NINE … Continue reading Actress Kayla Pecchioni talks about her role in Book of Mormon, playing Philadelphia May 29th to June 9th
Press release courtesy of Phila.gov. Photos courtesy of Tony Webb, Office of the City of Representatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Philadelphia, Pa. (May 16, 2019) – Welcome America, Inc. and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney today announced more than 50 free events that will create the six-day Wawa Welcome America festival. Taking place from Saturday, June 29 through Thursday, July 4, the 2019 festival will encompass free, multicultural and multigenerational, patriotic … Continue reading More than 50 FREE, Family-Friendly Events Announced for the 2019 Wawa Welcome America Festival (6/29-7/4)
photo courtesy of the Kimmel Center Are you ready to watch some magic happen? Live and in front of your eyes? The Kimmel Center will welcome the world’s best-selling magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY, for two days only! This magical showcase features some incredibly talented illusionists. Below is our Q&A with Sabine Van Diemen. Sabine, who is from Holland, is considered one of the … Continue reading Illusionist Sabine Van Diemen Talks About “THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY”, Coming to the Merriam Theater
by Geno Thackara If there’s one consistent thing about love, it’s that it’s never too consistent – it appears anywhere and takes all kinds of forms. Ditto relationships: if you think they should tend to follow a script or even a recognizable pattern, you’ve probably just been watching too many movies. Stage shows aren’t immune to following the usual rom-com template either, but there’s often … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Rising in Love – The Musical
In life, if you are fortunate enough, you may come upon a person with whom things just seem to click. For me, one such person was Alphonse Nocito. Al was my wife’s uncle, the husband of Aunt Jeannie, who was the sister of my mother-in-law. I must admit that when I first heard of Uncle Al, I was a bit intrigued. While dating my wife, … Continue reading Uncle Al by Charlie Sacchetti
Lila Coogan (Anya) and Stephen Brower (Dmitry) in the National Tour of ANASTASIA. Photo by Evan Zimmerman This week, the iconic tale of ANASTASIA makes its Philadelphia premiere! You’ll be transported to Paris, 1920s as the young Anya sets out to discover the mystery of her past and tries to outsmart the Soviet officer who wants to silence her! With the help of a conman … Continue reading Stephen Brower Talks About His Role as Dmitry in ANASTASIA at the Academy of Music 4/9-4/14
By Ann Moschorak Zeke Zelker, one of Pennsylvania’s most promising filmmakers, is back at it with another inspiring story come to life. His new film, Billboard, will hit theaters this month. Zelker has shared that this movie is based loosely on true events which have inspired character development, plot points and the story’s themes/morals. Many parts of the film were produced in Philadelphia last winter. … Continue reading Zeke Zelker, a Local Rising Star, Premieres New Movie “Billboard” on April 5th.
PHOTO: Emily Bautista as “Kim” and Anthony Festa as “Chris” in the North American tour of Miss Saigon singing “Last Night of the World”. Photo by Matthew Murphy. Miss Saigon is one of the most successful shows in musical theatre history. The story was first brought to life in London, in 1989. Composer Claude-Michel Schönberg was inspired to write the show after seeing a photo of a Vietnamese … Continue reading Miss Saigon Comes to Life at the Kimmel Center until March 31st.
photos by of Carol Rosegg This weekend, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella comes to the Kimmel Center’s Academy of Music. This version is unlike any you may have seen before, but still maintains all of the classic elements you know and love. With a new book by Douglas Carter Beane (who was raised in nearby Wyomissing), the musical creates a new experience for anyone who believes in … Continue reading Shaking Up a Classic Tale: Cinderella’s Kaitlyn Mayse Talks About the New Musical Coming to Philadelphia
Come to the Kimmel Center this week for a Valentine’s Day preview via The Second City- one of the greatest comedy and improv theatres/institutions in existence! The Second City, which opened its doors in 1959, is bringing their touring company to Philadelphia for “It’s Not You, It’s Me”, a show which takes a stab at human relationships through their special blend of comedy. Second City … Continue reading The Second City’s World Famous Comedy Comes to Philadelphia for a Relationship Themed Show.